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CORNING - When it comes to electricity-generating wind farms, there doesn't seem to be much middle ground: People are generally either for them or against them.
ALBANY — To some Upstate residents, massive windmills are “a blight on the landscape.” To environmentalists and energy companies, they are a low-cost energy source that can reduce society's dependence on oil and gas. The two sides squared off Tuesday at an Assembly hearing over the direction of the state's renewable energy programs. One thing both sides could agree on: this is a fight that is rippling across New York.
The Statue of Liberty, our nation’s 119-year-old national symbol of freedom, will soon become a symbol of something else as well – wind power.
A Delaware County forum on wind power Saturday could be just the beginning of a larger effort to inform area residents of the costs, benefits and risks of wind farms.
Wind power as the alternative source of power generation seems to be breaking through as everybody's darling. General Electric is investing heavily in it. President Bush, having lately discovered that America is addicted to oil, is supporting the admittedly clean energy that comes from wind turbines, and the environmental community loves windmills. Are we perhaps getting too far ahead of ourselves by uncritically embracing wind turbines?
CENTERVILLE — A citizen’s committee in the town of Centerville will conduct a feasibility study and collect facts concerning the possible construction of a windplant in the town.
Handing out packets of Lipton tea and slices of sugared ginger, a group of anti-wind farm residents from areas in rural New York staged their own “Albany Tea Party” last week, calling a surcharge on electricity bills “taxation without representation.”
BATH | The potential for the wind industry in Steuben County is booming, with federal tax credits fueling plans for more than 250 skyscraper-sized wind turbines along the rural hillsides.
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
HERKIMER — In what has become a monthly occurrence at Herkimer County Legislature meetings, residents from the towns of Stark and Warren pleaded with the local lawmakers Wednesday to share information regarding the proposed windmill projects in Herkimer County.
SOMERSET - The Somerset Town Board gave itself six more months to establish guidelines on constructing windmills.
Residents of those towns voiced their displeasure with Airtricity Inc. LLC, as a company representative explained a project in the town as part of Tuesday's Hornellsville town board meeting.
LYONS – Members of the local Alternative Energy Task Force last night discussed some of the obstacles they may have to overcome to bring wind power to Wayne County.
A town meeting in Beekmantown Thursday night brought up more information about wind-generated power possibilities in the area.
Currently, LIPA can produce at most 6,100 megawatts of power a day, up from 5,000 megawatts three years ago, and by 2010, it is projected that Long Island will need 7,500 megawatts a day to meet Long Island’s energy demands.
NEW HARTFORD – Frederick Scatko has mixed feelings about the possibility of a 60- to 80-foot-tall wind turbine being built near his Higby Road home.
The talk of wind turbine construction continued in two towns Wednesday night at the municipalities' respective board meetings.
ALBANY — Outspoken residents from the rural North Country, Mohawk Valley and Otsego County lobbied legislators in Albany on Monday against unfettered development of wind generators and electric-utility fees that help pay for them.
ALBANY -- Outspoken residents from the rural North Country and Mohawk Valley lobbied lawmakers in Albany Monday against unfettered development of wind generators and electric utility fees that help pay for them.